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120                                   FLORA INDIOA.                         [Anonacea.

juniores, ut omnes partes novelise, fulvo-tomentosi. Folia 4-10 poll, longa, lf-34
lata, petiolo ^— ^-poll., basi obtusa, apice obtnsa vel acuta vel longe acuininata. Pe-
dioelli 1-3, dense tomentosi, 1-1£ poll, longi, basi bracteati et padlo supra basin
bracteola parva ovata aniplectente muuiti. Floras fere pollicares, laxe lanuginosi.
Sepala ovata. Petala exteriora, ovato-lanceolata ; interiors panllo breviora, apice
breviter triquetra, utrinque glabra, granulata. Stamina et ovaria M. verrucosi.
Carpella diametro pollicaria, pedicello crasso, -|— £-poll. Semina circa 8, biserialia,
partitionihus cellulosis separata, atro-fusca, nitida, Isevia, immarginata.

This is evidently tHe most common species throughout the mountainous countries
north and east of Bengal, as we have before us specimens from all the collectors who
have visited these countries. We found it abundantly in the wooded districts of
Silhet and Cachar ; but, as we did not meet with it in the Khasia hills, except at the
very base, it is probably confined to the lowest-levels, while the two last species occur
at considerable elevations. The present species is, as we have mentioned under M.
Walliehiiy the same with a specimen from Roxburgh in the British Museum, and, as
it has globose fruit, there can be no reasonable doubt that it is that described in the
flora Indica. It varies more than most species in the shape and size of the leaves ;
in one specimen in fruit they are only from two to three inches long.

8. M. folgens (H.f, et't); foliis ovato- vel oblongo-lanceolatis
basi rotundatis apice in acumen longe attenuatum productis rigide co-
riaceis supra parce puberulis subtus cum petiolo pube brevissima mol-
liter fusco-sericeis, floribus parvis tomentosis axillarfbus vel rainulos
terminantibus subracemosis. — Uvaria fulgens, Wall. Oat. 6482 ! My-
ristica Einlaysoniana, Watt. Cat. 0793 1. '

HAB. In peninsula Malayana; ad Malacca, Griffith! et Singapur,
Wall. /—(«?. *.)

Ins. PhiHppin. (Cuming* 2340 !)

Prwtex verosimiliter scandens. Ramuli graciles, flexuosi, Isevigati, juniores pube
brevissima crnerea vel flavescente incani. Folia 3-4 poll, longa, 1^-1-^ lata, petiolo
i-^-polL, supra pills rigidis adpressis paucis demum evanidis vel sccas costam tan-
turn r superstitious puberula. floret plerumque r«rsus apices 'ramulorum congesti,
seepe foliia ramuli plerisque abortivis vel decvluis racemes 4-5-floros simulantes*
Pedicelli ^-i-pollicai-es, tomento«i, bracteis lineari-subulatis snffulti, bracteolis 2-3
squamteformibus rotnndatis xnuniti. SepaZa rotondata, extus tomentosa, intus gla-
bra, acutiuscula, basi coalita. Petala exterior* ovata, crassa, semipollicaria, extus
aureo-sericea, intus cinereo-iacana, macula basilari ovali glabra (atro-purpurca) ; in-
teriota fere diinidio breviorSi pblonga, acutiuscula, graniilata, glabra, dorso convcxa,
intus concava, apice tail turn triquetra. Stamina et ovaria sequentis.

The specimens in the Wallichian herbarium,, under the number quoted above, are
in a very imperfect state, and ihe leaves appear to belong to several very distinct spe-
cies. A portion of them, however, certainly belong to this.

9. M. Griffith!! (H.f. et T.) ; foliis anguste pblongis basi roiun-
datis apice obtusiusculis emarginatis rigide coriaceis supra piueter
costam pubescentem glabris subtus cum petiolis rufo-pubesceutibus,
pedunculis oppositifolus vel in ramulo brcvi axillari uirifoliato sub-
terminalibus brevissiniis, pedicellis fasciculatis, floribus parvis,

HAB. In prov, Tenasserim ad Mergui, Qrijfitfi, 7901 — (v. *.)

Prntex alte scandens, Jbzmuli nlgricantes, rugulosi, puueruli, lenticellis fiavidis
pnuctati, juniores cam omnibus partibus iiovejlis nifo-tomentosi. Folia 3-5 poll.
ionga, li-lf lata, \>etiolo -^-poll. Pecluwutt abbwviati, suspe vix lincam longi.
Pedittdli 2-5 vol piures, %-% pollicem longi, tomentosi, basi teractea squa»i<cformi